The Threebody Problem from Pythagoras to Hawking
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The Threebody Problem from Pythagoras to Hawking
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 The Threebody Problem from Pythagoras to Hawking
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 by Mauri Valtonen, Joanna Anosova, Konstantin Kholshevnikov, Aleksandr Mylläri, Victor Orlov, Kiyotaka Tanikawa
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 Gravitation
 Gravitation
 Astronomy
 Popular Science in Astronomy
 Astronomy
 Physics
 Mechanics
 Popular Science
 Dynamics
 Dynamics
 Astrophysics
 Popular works
 Mechanics
 Astrophysics
 Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
 Electronic resources
 Popular works
 Physics
 Astrophysics and Astroparticles
 Astronomy
 Ergodic theory
 Physics
 Mathematical Methods in Physics
 Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
 Ergodic theory
 Mechanics
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 eng
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 This book, written for a general readership, reviews and explains the threebody problem in historical context reaching to latest developments in computational physics and gravitation theory. The threebody problem is one of the oldest problems in science and it is most relevant even in today’s physics and astronomy. The long history of the problem from Pythagoras to Hawking parallels the evolution of ideas about our physical universe, with a particular emphasis on understanding gravity and how it operates between astronomical bodies. The oldest astronomical threebody problem is the question how and when the moon and the sun line up with the earth to produce eclipses. Once the universal gravitation was discovered by Newton, it became immediately a problem to understand why these threebodies form a stable system, in spite of the pull exerted from one to the other. In fact, it was a big question whether this system is stable at all in the long run. Leading mathematicians attacked this problem over more than two centuries without arriving at a definite answer. The introduction of computers in the last halfacentury has revolutionized the study; now many answers have been found while new questions about the threebody problem have sprung up. One of the most recent developments has been in the treatment of the problem in Einstein’s General Relativity, the new theory of gravitation which is an improvement on Newton’s theory. Now it is possible to solve the problem for three black holes and to test one of the most fundamental theorems of black hole physics, the nohair theorem, due to Hawking and his coworkers
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 QB1991
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 non fiction
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